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'''Edward Bellamy''' (March 26, 1850 – May 22, 1898) was an American author and socialist, most famous for his utopian novel, ''Looking Backward'', a tale set in the distant future of the year 2000. Bellamy's vision of a harmonious future world inspired the formation of at least 165 "Nationalist Clubs" dedicated to the propagation of Bellamy's political ideas and working to make them a practical reality.Franklln Rosemont, "Bellamy's Radicalism Reclaimed", in Daphne Patai (ed.), ''Looking Backward, 1988-1888.'' Amherst MA: University of Massachusetts Press, 1988; pg. 201.
Birth date{{birth date|mf=y|1850|3|26}}
Birth placeChicopee, Massachusetts
Death date{{death date and age|mf=y|1898|5|22|1850|3|26}}
Death placeChicopee, Massachusetts
SpouseEmma Augusta Sanderson
(m. 1882–1898; his death)
ChildrenPaul (b. 1884)
Marion (b. 1886)
SignatureAppletons' Bellamy Edward signature.png
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